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Kimberle Adkins is Vice President/Meeting Design based in Ketchum’s New York office. She specializes in designing the content and experience for all large agency meetings. She’s a born and bred Jersey girl, a New Orleanian at heart, an intense music fan and adores her new puppy, a toy poodle named Nikki.

The Boss Rule: What Bruce Springsteen Taught Me About People and Control

by Kim Adkins| September 25, 2013

If you’ve ever seen Bruce Springsteen play live, it should come as no surprise that Rolling Stone ranked “the Boss” as number one on its recent list of the 50 Greatest Live Acts Right Now. I have seen him perform more than 40 times in my life, and, aside from thinking he’s a brilliant songwriter […]

A Slight Case of Miscommunication

by Kim Adkins| February 20, 2013

“I think this is all a communication problem and a misunderstanding that can be resolved.” Byron Potts Last month, at a conference about designing effective meetings, I attended an engaging presentation entitled “Dissecting the Meeting Owner.” The facilitator, doing his best medical examiner impersonation, wheeled out the conference’s host on a slab, covered in a […]

Eight Lessons for Building Loyalty

by Kim Adkins| October 12, 2012

“The strength of a family, like the strength of an army, lies in its loyalty to each other.” – Mario Puzo I recently revisited a couple of my all-time favorite movies – The Godfather and The Godfather Part II – and I was reminded of the most significant lesson from both films: the importance of […]

Give ‘Em a Break!

by Kim Adkins| August 15, 2012

“The music of Miles Davis was great not just because of the notes but also the silences between the notes.” – Unknown That quote hit me like a thunderbolt. As a meeting designer for Ketchum, I understand the value of the meeting break – that much-needed pause in the day’s business that allows you to […]